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Boosting Your Energy - 5 Tips for the Energy Challenged

1. Reducing stress.

Not all stressors are within your control, but some are.

Take control over the parts of your life that you can change and are causing you stress. One way to do this may be to say "no" more often. This is especially true if you find yourself taking on more than you can handle, as juggling many responsibilities can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Being selective about what you take on — and saying no to things that will unnecessarily add to your load — can reduce your stress levels.

2. Exercise.

The reality is, we human beings don’t “get” energy; we create energy. By simply moving around, your tissues generate a form of energy. If you’ve been sitting for a while, simply standing up and doing 50 jumping jacks or body weight squats will generate enough electrical wattage to instantly make you feel more energized. The positive boost in your hormones and neurotransmitters will make you feel more alive, too. Even a brisk walk is a good start. Yes.Fit is a great motivator, keeps you moving and rewards you. Just try it out and see for yourself.

3. Sleep.

Obtaining healthy sleep is important for both physical and mental health. It can also improve productivity and overall quality of life.

*If you don’t sleep as much as you need to, you can try winding down from your day with relaxing behaviors before bed. This could be taking the time to have a bath, reading a book or getting into bed half an hour earlier than usual.

*Get outside during the day. Natural sunlight or bright light during the day helps keep your circadian rhythm healthy. This improves daytime energy, as well as nighttime sleep quality and duration.

4. Eat for energy

It's better to eat small meals and snacks every few hours than three large meals a day. This can reduce your fatigue because your brain needs a steady supply of nutrients.

Eating foods with a low glycemic index — whose sugars are absorbed slowly — may help you avoid the lag in energy that typically occurs after eating quickly absorbed sugars or refined starches. Foods with a low glycemic index include whole grains, high-fiber vegetables, nuts, and healthy oils such as olive oil. In general, high-carbohydrate foods have the highest glycemic indexes. Proteins and fats have glycemic indexes that are close to zero.

5. Music

We all know that music can make us feel better. But, music that builds and gets louder and faster, will actually get your blood flowing by speeding your heart rate slightly, improving circulation, sending oxygen and nutrients soaring through your body and your brain, and raising energy levels as cells respond.

No matter how you feel. Get up, Dress up, Show up, and Never Give up.

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About the Author

Heather Peterson

Heather is the Customer Success Marketing Manager and has been with Yes.Fit for 4 years, She loves to cook while making memories with her three daughters. She is a car karaoke expert. She enjoys reading all the books while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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